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Letty B Takes Over for Sisanie on KIIS-FM

Letty B gets the 10AM-3PM slot on the iHeart station in L.A. after Sisanie left to work with Ryan Seacrest, taking the seat previously occupied by Ellen K.

Alpha Gets More Marketing Help

Valerie Sickles is the new Corporate Marketing Manager reporting to Corporate VP of Marketing Randi P’Pool. Sickles will be focused mainly on the East Coast and centrally located Alpha markets.

Gallenbeck To Lead Reno Media Group

Reno Media Group owns 8 stations and Tricia Gallenbeck will now manage them all as VP and GM. Gallenbeck began her career as an AE for Beasley in Las Vegas.

Kramer Gets CoHost Chair in San Diego

iHeartmedia's Channel 93.3 (KHTS-FM) has hired Steve Kramer to join “Geena the Latina” in the morning slot at the station. The new show will be called “Kramer & Geena.”

Couch Out at The Drive in Chicago

Director of Creative Services Tom Couch has been let go by the Hubbard station, according to The Chicagoland Radio and Media Blog. The reason was budget cuts.

Judge Gives Balyo A Break

John Balyo, who is serving 40 years in prison, for sexually abusing a child, had his sentence reduced by two years for turning on a former friend, who also had a perverted sexual interest in children, and cooperating with authorities.

Fletcher & Chop Get Multi-Year Alpha Deal

The afternoon team at Alpha's Portland sports station has been working together for a few months now after doing separate shows. The company has decided to sign them to a new multi-year deal.

Pandora Hires Former BMW Exec

Rob Passaro gets the title of VP of Product Management, Automotive and Consumer Electronics at Pandora. He has 19 years of technology experience, including 13 at BMW where he worked on in-car entertainment solutions

2 Guys Named Chris Syndicates

They are the heritage morning show originating from Dick broadcasting’s WKRR-FM in Greensboro, NC. 2 Guys Named Chris has been heard on WKRR-FM, Rock 92 since 2000.

Seacrest Gets His New Co-Host

Ryan Seacrest is bringing on Los Angeles radio personality Sisanie as co-host of his program "On Air with Ryan Seacrest," effective immediately. "On Air with Ryan Seacrest" broadcasts on L.A.'s 102.7 KIIS-FM on weekday mornings and is syndicated on 170 stations.

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